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News in 2017

  • New national innovation centre to put UK at forefront of big data

    A new £30m National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) aims to see the next Google or Facebook started in the UK and help the country capitalise on a potential £40bn a year boost to the economy.

    published on: 14 September 2017

  • Newcastle University to welcome thousands to Open Day

    Newcastle University, UK, will be showcasing its city centre campus and friendly student community to 18,000 Open Day visitors this Saturday.

    published on: 14 September 2017

  • How to Stay Young

    Experts from Newcastle University reveal the shocking differences between people’s body age and their actual age in the BBC 1 series ‘How to Stay Young’.

    published on: 14 September 2017

  • Researchers investigate heart attack treatments in the elderly

    Newcastle researchers have been awarded £1.7m to investigate heart attack treatments for patients over 75.

    published on: 14 September 2017

  • Type 2 diabetes is a reversible condition

    A body of research putting people with Type 2 diabetes on a low calorie diet has confirmed the underlying causes of the condition and established that it is reversible.

    published on: 13 September 2017

  • Sense your street

    Local communities tap into the UK’s largest urban data set to find out how polluted their street is.

    published on: 13 September 2017

  • Science of sensing

    UK’s first Urban Observatory provides unique understanding of how our cities work.

    published on: 13 September 2017

  • Comment: Irma’s devastation piles pressure on strained relationship

    Writing for The Conversation, Dr Matt Benwell and Dr Alasdair Pinkerton discuss Hurricane Irma's devastation of Caribbean territories and how this strains the relationship with the UK.

    published on: 12 September 2017

  • Comment: Satellite sends quantum-spooky signals to Earth

    Writing for The Conversation, Dr Clive Emary discusses how the the world’s first quantum-enabled satellite paves the way for truly secure global communications.

    published on: 16 June 2017

  • Women take science to the streets

    Female scientists from Newcastle University will be teaming up with Soapbox Science to transform Newcastle city centre into a hub for science and discovery tomorrow.

    published on: 16 June 2017

  • Royalty hear of rural renaissance

    Remote countryside towns and villages can breathe new life into their communities, a Newcastle University expert will tell a Royal symposium in Amsterdam today (15 June).

    published on: 15 June 2017

  • Inspiring the chemists of the future

    Twenty teams of budding chemists from schools across the North-East took part in the Salter’s Festival of Chemistry at Newcastle University this week.

    published on: 15 June 2017

  • Design for Life

    The next generation of architects are showcasing their designs at the Newcastle University Architecture Degree Show.

    published on: 15 June 2017

  • Comment: Togetherness is more important

    Writing for The Conversation, as the anniversary of Jo Cox's murder is marked across the country, Dr Helen Jarvis asks whether annual get togethers can promote more co-operative ways of living.

    published on: 15 June 2017

  • The importance of time and space in brain development and disease

    Exactly when and where individual neurons develop is as important to our understanding of brain diseases as the underlying genetics, experts have shown.

    published on: 14 June 2017

  • Scientists reverse mechanism of fatty liver disease

    Researchers have identified the mechanism which causes a build-up of fat in the liver in a disease affecting one in five in the UK – and were able to reverse it in a mouse model.

    published on: 13 June 2017